Yesterday God reminded us that He calls us by name.  Today he reminds us that we are His — even when we go wrong.

But you, our God, are good and true, slow to anger, and governing all with mercy.  For even if we sin, we are yours, and know your might; but we will not sin, knowing that we belong to you.  For to know you well is complete righteousness, and to know your might is the root of immortality.

Wisdom 15:1-3

I am God’s child.  He calls me by my name and I am His, I am His child, God’s child.  If He had a last name we would all share it.  We are His children, even when we sin, even when we go in the wrong direction.

When we finally truly know this, and accept this, when we finally truly know God, we will sin no more.

That goal of truly knowing Him seems so far off.  I want the crash course!  But like a child, I must take baby steps.  One step at a time.  Like Dory said in the Finding Nemo movie: “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.”  I just need to try to keep swimming in the right direction.

God,

I want to know you.  I want to know and accept without a doubt or worry that I am yours.  That I am safe.  My fear and inability to fully trust leads me to sin.  Help me to stop being weak.  I know that you can do all things.  I know that you are showing me the steps to take.  Open my eyes and my mind and my heart to accept and know what you are showing me.

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